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  • Collection of poems

    Collection of poems

    I was at a house concert the other day listening to a man extol the virtues of poetry. He was turning for examples of the art to clouds, sunshine, and flowers, putting the cause of modern poetry back about 100 years. For every person who coos at the thought of clouds in poems — the […]
  • Graphic novelist brings Alberta's tragic history to life in debut, Frank

    Graphic novelist brings Alberta's tragic history to life in debut, Frank

    Ben Rankel compares his debut graphic novel, Frank, to an episode of Law & Order. It’s a bit of an underwhelming comparison. Granted, not unlike NBC’s long-running formulaic police procedural, there is a murder to unravel. More than one, actually. But it’s only one element of Frank (Renegade Arts Entertainment, $25), a twisty historical drama […]
  • Town Talk: Building a beautiful home that meets its own energy needs

    Town Talk: Building a beautiful home that meets its own energy needs

    PASSIVE ACTION: CORE Energy Recovery Solutions CEO James Dean knew all about heat exchangers and in-structure climate control when he considered building a passive house. Those Swedish/German-developed airtight buildings are energy-efficient enough to pump electrical power into a utility rather than vice-versa. But when wife Janet Allan said, “They’re all ugly,” Dean decided to go […]
  • New book tracks the rehabilitation of the killer whale's reputation

    New book tracks the rehabilitation of the killer whale's reputation

    Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator Jason M. Colby | Oxford University Press 392 pages, $32.95 The story of the Pacific Northwest killer whale includes the kind of reputation rehab that would make even the most veteran of Hollywood PR people salivate. Up until the 1960s when they were […]
  • Salt Spring novelist wings it with saga about 1930s female pilot

    Salt Spring novelist wings it with saga about 1930s female pilot

    The thriller/historical fiction fusion — which centres on a brash, loud-mouthed, whisky-swilling smuggler pilot Roxy Loewen — is also fuelled by Humphreys’ extensive research into Amelia Earhart and other daring women aviators from the 1930s, and thus takes on an exciting life of its own.
  • The National Post’s guide to summer reading for when you’re on a plane, at the beach or on the couch

    The National Post’s guide to summer reading for when you’re on a plane, at the beach or on the couch

    We’ve stacked a list of solid reads for any occasion, whether you nurse a novel-a-day habit in winter or avoid the written word all year long
  • In defence of the trashy summer read

    In defence of the trashy summer read

    Sadaf Ahsan: Sometimes, in place of a two-page long vivid description of a wooded area or a contemplative soliloquy, all you really want— nay, all you really need — is simplicity
  • B.C. 15 bestselling books of the week of June 23

    B.C. 15 bestselling books of the week of June 23

    Top B.C. books of the week.
  • Notorious bank robber turned author Stephen Reid dies at 68

    Notorious bank robber turned author Stephen Reid dies at 68

    Stephen Reid, who couldn’t stop robbing banks but also couldn’t stop writing and found love because of it, has died. He was 68. His publicist confirmed the news on Facebook on Wednesday. Of Irish and Ojibwa descent, Reid’s notoriety began in the 1970s as part of the Stopwatch gang, a group of three who executed […]
  • Classical music: Ian Hampton pens an insider's guide to the profession

    Classical music: Ian Hampton pens an insider's guide to the profession

    Jan in 35 Pieces: A Memoir in Music is an unorthodox book addressing the profession of music from the perspective of an ultimate insider.

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